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Welcome to Castleton Historical Society’s website

hendersons relishOur next meeting will be held by Zoom on Thursday, February 17, 2022.  Our speaker will be Mark Dawson who will be presenting a “History of Henderson’s Relish”.  The meeting will start at 7.30 pm and the room will be open from 7.15 for members to join in.  The link will be sent by email to members the day before the meeting.

Future meetings:  It is hoped that talks from April will be held in person in the Peveril Centre and that it may also be possible to view them remotely, but at the moment this is work in progress.

You can visit the CHS Activities page for descriptions of earlier talks including links to watch ‘The Bootmakers’ Strike in Eyam & Stoney Middleton’  & ‘The Origins of The Castleton Garland’.


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The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK.  Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks.  This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible.  New members are always welcome.

The Castleton Museumis an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS and has just been re-opened after a major refurbishment.  The Museum has also been redesigned with a new layout, displays and a wall size screen for digital presentations.

You can find the Visitor Centre here  Castleton Visitor Centre


Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary.